Updated 8:15am 23 May 2013
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“A comedy about tyranny” gleefully declare the posters around the theatre and the wonderfully dark humour comes with a strong seasoning of violence.
The strains of David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane fill the theatre as young mum Medea is relentlessly driven mad trying to deal with being abandoned by a cheating husband who has left her for a younger model.Read
Don't be surprised to find a hint of the Midlands sneaking into the latest RSC production of The Merry Wives Of Windsor, writes Marion McMullen.Read
Marion McMullen makes the cast and director of theatre production Blue/Orange a little nervous before the play arrives in Birmingham next week.Read
From innovative ice creams to magical mains, life’s looking sweet for restaurant owner Laura Hamilton. Marion McMullen samples her waresRead
West End mogul Cameron Mackintosh is bringing stage hit Phantom Of The Opera to Birmingham to mark 25 years of the show.
Oliver begins a five-week run at the Birmingham Hippodrome on Tuesday. Marion McMullen talks backstage with the show's star.Read
Battle plans are being drawn up as the Royal Shakespeare Company prepares for war.Read
Shakespeare's feistiest female is a tough nut to tame, as Marion McMullen finds out.Read
A drinking, smoking, tattooed hellcat of a woman with claws almost proves a match for wife-hunting Petruchio.Read
Dudley's favourite son Lenny Henry gets serious and proves a Bard hit. Read
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